Three more Georgia assistant coaches received raises last month, including defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.
Tucker, who was signed to a three-year contract when hired last year, has received a raise to $900,000, according to a document provided by UGA after an open records request. Tucker earned $850,000 last year. It’s not clear whether Tucker’s contract was also extended.
Georgia’s defense finished fourth in the SEC and 16th nationally in total yards allowed. Tucker also coaches the secondary, and the Bulldogs also finished 16th nationally but second in the SEC in pass defense.
Offensive line coach Sam Pittman has also received a raise, and will earn $660,000 this year. That’s an increase of $10,000. Pittman also signed a three-year contract last year, so it’s also unclear whether his contract was extended.
Inside linebackers coach Glenn Schumann, who was on a one-year contract, will earn $275,000 this year, a raise of $25,000.
Last month running backs coach Dell McGee and strength and conditioning coach Scott Sinclair were both given raises. McGee went from $275,000 to $300,000, and Sinclair went from $220,000 to $300,000.
Offensive line coach Tray Scott was also hired at a salary of $400,000. He replaced Tracy Rocker, who was earning $525,000.
So as of now the nine full-time assistant coaches at Georgia will collectively earn $15,000 less than last season – but if Sinclair is included, it’s actually $65,000 more.